A team of students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) finished in the top 4 teams and advanced to the semi-finals at the international rounds of the 2014 Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot.
The Red Cross Moot, held annually in Hong Kong, attracts participation from universities across the Asia-Pacific region. In the 2014 competition, 24 teams from countries as diverse as Iran, Australia, Singapore and India attended for a stimulating exchange of ideas, as well as keenly-contested moot rounds.
The competition engaged its participants on a range of humanitarian law issues, including the use of drone strikes, cluster munitions and attacks on medical personnel and facilities.
Coached by Professor Michael Ramsden and Lisa Li, CUHK was represented by Hayley Jetson, Charmaine Ng (oralists) and Punia Ho (researcher). The CUHK team emerged among the top four schools. Semi-final rounds were held at the High Court where CUHK students were privileged to present their arguments before distinguished judges: Mr Martin Lee SC presiding, Ms Gladys Li SC and Mr Guo Yang of the International Committee of the Red Cross.